Demystifying Systemic Social and Emotional Learning: Explicit SEL Instruction

Part 1 of 10 featuring: David Adams, Urban Assembly and Stephanie Jones, Harvard University

Part 1 of a 10-Part Series. Register here for upcoming webinars.

This monthly series of thought leadership webinars addresses ten key aspects of high-quality systemic SEL.

Recommended for: Education leaders and researchers at the state, district, and school levels.

Key Takeaways:

  • All students should have dedicated time to cultivate, practice, and reflect on social and emotional competencies.
  • States and districts create the conditions for explicit SEL by allocating funding and setting guidelines/standards.
  • Explicit SEL implementation should include opportunities for measuring both implementation milestones and impact on student outcomes.

Keynote Speakers

    • David Adams

      David Adams is the Chief Executive Officer of The Urban Assembly (UA). He started with the UA in 2014 as the Director of Social-Emotional Learning, where he created the Resilient Scholars Program (RSP), a unique approach to integrating SEL into curriculum and classroom practices across the UA network.

    • Stephanie Jones

      Stephanie M. Jones is the Gerald S. Lesser Professor of Child Development and Education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. Her research, anchored in prevention science, focuses on the effects of poverty and exposure to violence on children and youth’s social, emotional, and behavioral development.

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